Summoning up a virtual keyboard recently, Sophie Greene quickly typed a note to herself in iCal, a calendar program, then played back an audio file in which she was speaking Spanish. "We record a conversation, e-mail it to our teacher, Señorita Kelly," she explained, "then she critiques the lesson in Spanish and sends that back to us."
For the 28 seventh-graders entrusted with iPads at Hillbrook, the pictures that flash across the device's screen open a window to a wider world. The iPad allows them to take daily excursions across time and space to such exotic ports as ancient Mesopotamia and modern China.
And while alla them swanning kids might be falling in lust with ancient Mesopotamia and China, this is going to be a dynamite way to teach American History as well, right?
And since the entire state of California is soon to be bankrupted by the incredible liberal spending sprees that are coming home to roost, what's another
That's sooooooooooo capitalist.